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Shell Tackles Climate Change

Extract from an article published 1 July by Financialbuzz.com According to Shell (NYSE: RDS), economic development and growth in population are feeding the energy demand. Fossil fuels meet the maximum component of the demand. However, to avoid climate change, the carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced. Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil has publicly announced […]

Shell offers $51 million to settle Nigerian oil spills claim, but will pay much more

By John Donovan The London law firm Leigh Day has rightly rejected a £30 million pounds ($51 million) offer from Shell to settle a compensation claim from 15,000 residents of the Bodo community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.  The offer emerged from a London court hearing on Friday 20 June 2014. The […]

Equipment Fails on Shell Gulf of Mexico Drilling Rig

Extracts from an article published by The Maritime Executive on 11 June 2014 The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to an equipment failure on board the Deepwater Nautilus semisubmersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Fourchon, La. The offshore oil and gas operator, Shell Offshore […]

Report finds nations are woefully unprepared for Arctic oil spills

Extract from a PRI Public Radio International article by Adam Wernick published Friday Friday 6 June  Back in January, Royal Dutch Shell announced it was abandoning plans to drill for oil in the Arctic waters near Alaska. It was the second time in two years the company was forced to postpone plans to drill in […]

Noble Discoverer headed to Singapore

Shell workers scramble to the beach in Dutch Harbor to assess the situation with the drilling ship Noble Discoverer when it went aground while on Arctic assignment. One of the many incidents that destroyed Shell’s reputation and severely delayed its Arctic/Alaska offshore drilling plans. Extract from an upstream online article by Katherine Schmidt published 5 June 2014 The drillship […]

Esther Kiobel castigates UK and Dutch joint intervention in U.S. Supreme Court Case

Esther Kiobel of Kiobel-v-Shell fame speaking at an Amnesty International Event By John Donovan Amnesty International published an article in April 2014 revealing that the British government had intervened on the side of Royal Dutch Shell in the Kiobel-v-Shell case before the U.S. Supreme Court  and had done so after being lobbied by Shell. A related […]

Ogonis charge Nigerian Federal Government and Shell on UNEP report

Extract from a Daily Post article by Victor Azubuike published 28 May 2014 The people of Ogoni are calling on the Federal Government to set up a structure to help facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, report following a new revelation by Shell. “Following last week’s surprise announcement by Shell’s new CEO, […]

Interior takes step toward resuming Arctic exploration

Extract from an article by Laura Barron-Lopez  published 27 May 2014 by THE HILL Royal Dutch Shell may be able to resume Arctic oil and gas exploration if the Interior Department sticks to the timeline it filed to the U.S. District Court of Alaska. In a fling made Friday, Interior set a timeline for conducting […]

‘Cleaned’ Nigerian sites still blighted by oil as Shell’s efforts to contain spills makes slow progress, says report

Swathes of land and waterways in the Niger Delta are once again blighted with oil only months on from Shell’s clean-up efforts… Extracts from a This is Money article by Rob Davies published 26 May 2014 Shell’s efforts to contain spills in Nigeria are making stuttering progress, with supposedly restored sites still mired in oil, […]

A deadly Shell disaster 20 years ago

Shell later agrees to pay OSHA a $3 million dollar fine for federal safety violations and also settles wrongful death lawsuits with the families of the dead workers, making payments in the range of $2.1 to $2.4 million per family. By John Donovan On 27 May 1994, almost exactly 20 years ago, a fire at […]

Shell Says It’s Considering Climate Change Risks And Trying To Reduce Flaring In Nigeria

Extracts from a International Business Times article by Meagan Clark published 20 May 2014 Netherlands-based oil giant Royal Dutch Shell told investors in the Hague on Tuesday that the company considers climate change in its decisions and that its efforts to reduce natural gas flaring in Nigeria, a main cause of pollution in West Africa, […]